by: LDR (@lisadelarosa)
Have you ever experienced a concert hangover? That feeling like your smile could literally touch your ears because of happiness? Well that’s my state right now and I am sure we shared the same feeling at some point in our lives. And you know what happens in this kind of feeling? It could not be contained so allow me to share my experience during the The 1975 concert last Wednesday, 11th of September, with No Rome as their front act.
Based on this experience, it is safe to say that Jimi Hendrix is right. Music is indeed a safe kind of high. My feelings and emotions are all over the place and words cannot describe what I feel at the moment. But you can say that I am in the state of euphoria. I feel like I absorbed all the positive vibes there, and my mind and body is very alive. Yep, that is what music can do for you. What more if you listened to it live, right? The The 1975 concert was one of the highlights of my year and one of the best concerts that I attended so far.
Oh, and did I mention that No Rome was there as the opening act? This was a proud moment for us Filipinos, and the support from the locals was very evident during the concert. For those who don’t know him, well here’s a quick trivia for you. No Rome is a homegrown Filipino and his musical prowess gave him the opportunity to set his career internationally. He was signed on a record label based in the UK called Dirty Hit, which is the same record label that handles The 1975. His most popular songs to name a few are Pink, and Seventeen. Now going back, No Rome even joined The 1975 lead singer Matty Healy on stage to sing his song Narcissist featuring the band.
If you ask me, it was really inspiring to see a ‘kababayan’ experiencing success on his career. It made me realize more that we should just continue what we are doing and continue to fuel our passion. Eventually, the universe will align for you and give you opportunities that are up for grabs.
And of course, for The 1975 as the headliner, I would definitely say that the concert experience was worth every penny I paid. Well, the quality and message of their music was already given since there were songs that would really hit you hard, but I would also like to add that the presence of the band was strong, especially Matty Healy. The visuals were very on point and it was aesthetically pleasing. For people like me who like graphic design so much, I promise you it was a real eye candy. The attention to detail was on point as well as the creative direction and its cohesiveness. Anyway, I’ll stop blabbering now and just show you some photos that I’ve managed to snap during the concert.
The 1975 performed songs from their older albums such as Girls, Chocolate, Somebody Else and A Change of Heart. And of course, Sincerity is Scary and Love It If We Made It, to name a few from their current album. I must say, I consider The 1975 as one of the best bands in our generation, but that is merely based on my opinion. If you haven’t heard of them yet, then I suggest you give this band a try. There is no specific genre that could contain them since every album that they released is different from the other. And I believe there is something for everyone.
Thank you for taking time to read this and I hope that at some point, this content tickled your brain to relive the memories of the best concert that you attended. Because let’s admit it, it’s nice to reminisce these experiences once in a while. That’s it for now, kids!